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Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)

2.5-star2.5 stars
2 West Port, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2JA, United Kingdom

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Grassmarket
  • Free WiFi
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From 514 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • goodOct 11, 2019
  • Fantastic stay. Great atmosphere. Comfortable pod!Sep 13, 2019

Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)

from €47
  • Double or Twin Room
  • POD BED in 8 Bed Dorm
  • Quad Dorm En Suite
  • 6 Bed Dorm En Suite
  • 6 Bed Dorm
  • 8 Bed Dorm
  • 8 Bed Female Dorm
  • 10 Bed Dorm
  • 12 Bed Dorm
  • 12 Bed Female Dorm
  • POD BED in 16 Bed Dorm
  • POD BED in 20 Bed Dorm
  • POD BED in 22 Bed Dorm
  • 6 Bed Private Room with Castle View
  • Quadruple Room

What’s around Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)


  • In Old Town
  • Grassmarket - 1 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 3 min walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 4 min walk
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 5 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 6 min walk
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 24 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 16 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 7 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 25 rooms


  • Check-in time 1 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
All guests must show a valid passport or ID. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)’s small print

Also known as

  • Kick Ass Hostel Edinburgh
  • Kick Ass Edinburgh
  • Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel) Edinburgh


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between GBP 3 and GBP 10 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 44 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Kick Ass @Grassmarket
Safe, clean and friendly reception staff. The location is easy to walk to top tourist spot like Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile.
gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good staff and very clean with a very central location.
Antony, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel
Great hostel with an outstanding location. Doug was super helpful checking me in and Jake behind the bar was awesome to talk with. I highly recommend Kick Ass Grassmarket
Andrew, usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Best hostel I’ve stayed in, love the pods!
I’ve stayed in a few hostels in Scotland but this was by far the best. Good location with shops and bars nearby, around 10-15 minutes walk from the train station, with nice views of the castle. There’s also a lovely cat cafe nearby. Friendly staff, convenient facilities including laundry, kitchen, and luggage storage lockers, plenty of activities going on for those who want to meet other people, and as a bonus you get a discount in the hostel’s bar and restaurant. Everywhere looked very clean and tidy. I stayed in a pod which was perfect for having a bit of privacy and personal space. Between the secure storage locker and the clothes hooks and rail within the pod, I had enough space for all my stuff. The mood lighting in the pod was a nice touch, I had fun playing around with it. The toilets and showers are in individual cubicles which is also good for privacy. The only criticism I have is that the pod was warm and stuffy, even though the weather wasn’t overly hot. If there could have been a small fan or air con or something in the pod, that would have been awesome. But otherwise a great place and have already recommended it to others, and I would stay there again for sure.
Simone, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Recommend it
Tey the pods, they are amazing!! Privacy while among people. They are also pretry spacious so there is place for everything. Bar is lovely n plentg of organised activities. I would only suggest tgat they add a ceileigh tour as well since i hearf that other hostels do that
Boryana, gbOther trip

Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)

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